Opponent leads the league in scoring… Oh Hyun-kyu, notice of ‘tough’ competition with Japanese duo

 A tough competition awaits in front of Oh Hyeon-gyu, who played as a substitute in two consecutive games.  

Celtic won 3-0 in the 2022/23 season Scottish Premiership round 24 match against Livingston held at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland on the 2nd (Korean time). 

With this victory, Celtic ran an undefeated streak of 17 games, running at the top (22 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss, 67 points). 

Celtic defended consecutive goals from Craig Taylor, Daizen Maeda and Kyogo Furuhashi in the first half. They have cruised without conceding a goal in the last 4 league matches. 

Oh Hyun-gyu made his home debut by replacing Furuhashi in the 30th minute of the second half of the day. Although it was a short time, he seemed to be raising his game sense and breathing, such as vigorous activity and accurate direction change passes. He almost had a shot opportunity in the 45th minute of the second half, but it fell short. 

Oh Hyun-gyu, who played two matches for Celtic, is gradually adapting and strengthening his place in the team.

Giorgos Yakomakis, who was expected to leave the team at the time Oh Hyun-gyu pushed for a transfer, is expected to leave the team soon as the US and J-League are attracting attention, and the transfer market for both leagues is still open. 

However, even if Yakomakis leaves, the position of the Japanese striker duo Furuhashi and Maeda is so solid that it is difficult to quickly establish a position. 

Furuhashi joined Celtic in the summer of 2021 and has been active for two seasons. In particular, he is leading the league in scoring with 18 goals and 1 assist in 22 league games this season. 

Although he is short, Furuhashi, who has quick speed and a wide range of activities, is no different from the current Celtic main striker. 

Maeda also has a strong position. Mainly playing as a right-handed striker, he joined the transfer market last summer and recorded 6 goals and 5 assists in 22 league games this season, recording double-digit attack points. 

Maeda is a striker who can see both right and center.

He is an attacking style player with agility and speed, holding on from the front and trying to penetrate well. Although his decisiveness is inferior, his ability to produce attack points stands out. 

As Oh Hyeon-gyu joined this time, it is difficult to gain an advantage in the competition with the two players for the starting position right away. This is because coach Enze Postecoglu has great trust in the two players.

“Daizen is always in the right place and he showed it again tonight. He always runs and tries to score, so he’s a constant threat,” Postecoglu said after the match. I have to break the line against him, but he tried consistently and he was lethal.” 바카라

However, if you do not increase the playing time through competition with the two, as it is difficult to cruise in the early stages, you must somehow expand your position with attack points.

In the case of Maeda, there are rumors of a transfer to the big leagues, such as the English Premier League, so if Maeda transfers, Oh Hyun-kyu’s early performance is needed to immediately become the starting lineup.

Coach Postecoglu is also showing expectations for Oh Hyun-kyu along with last year’s J-League MVP Tomoki Iwata, so playing time is expected to continue to increase. He hoped that “Oh Hyun-kyu and Iwata would help us more if they were given more time.” 

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